Manly decorating! Create your Dream Man Cave

Abigail Sawyer | 26 Oct 2012 | Trends

Many couples struggle to find a feminine-masculine balance in home decorating. Today we’re bringing manly decorating ideas that can be used to create the ultimate man cave, or bring more gender equality to girly spaces in the home. Learn how to man-up your home in this post.

modern man cave

The key to modern manly decor is a stark, deep colored space with industrial accents like chrome couch frames and a coffee table on casters. Who needs accessories with the uber-chic architectural touches in this room?  The glass elevator and spiral staircase are the only conversation pieces you need.

Homme Hues

Get the masculine look right with perfectly tailored color palates.

Manly color palate

Shades of weathered leather with accents of hunter, maroon, and cream will give any room a deep, warm feel. Even more feminine pieces in these shades will retain an overall masculine tone.

Man Cave Colors

This palate of rich mustard, grey and brick will bring a more modern look to a casual space.

Man Cave Colors

Any of the colors above would look great as a focal wall color that can be complimented easily with neutral furniture and accents.

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Well-Built Wall Decor

Part of making a man cave feel cozy is connecting to nature. Hunting trophies, faux or real, will never fail to bring a masculine touch.

painted moose head

The offices of Instagram took a new spin on this trend with a moose head coated in matte black paint.

Masculine Decor- Hunting Trophies

You can also take this look to the extreme with an accent wall full of mounted antlers.

Propeller wall decor

These bachelor pad walls stay fresh with repurposed propellers and a vintage harbor illustration.

nostalgic sports photos

A collage of nostalgic sports photos brings masculine charm to a game room, library or living room.

Red-Blooded Essentials

Buttery-soft leather and industrial pieces with a vintage feel are the way to go to achieve a masculine look.

Double Sided Chesterfield

This Double Sided Chesterfield has beautiful, worn-in leather. It will will give you room a one of a kind feel, and will make efficient use of space for large gatherings.

DIY Tripod lamp

A tripod lamp is where military and engineering meet. This one was used by the British military in WWI before it got a second life. Find out how to make your own.

Railroad tie bookshelf

This bookshelf made from historical railroad ties is macho to the max. Take a look at a all the other awesome furniture that Rail Yard Studios makes. You have to see these coffee tables.

Gun wall sconces

Beef up tiny lamps for your wall with these gun sconces. They’d be great for a gun room, or any space that needs a little edge. \

Marshall amp fridge

This fridge looks like an iconic Marshall Amp, but it’s really a 4.4 cubic foot fridge and freezer. You can even crank the temperature up to eleven.

Gramophone iphone dock

Crank up the volume the old fashioned way with this Gramophone iPhone amplifier.

Nostalgic Edison Bulb

Bring a throwback feel to any room with these nostalgic Edison bulbs. They’ll give an amber glow under a shade, but mount them as a bare bulb to show off the old-school filaments.

Get All You Need to Create Your Man Space

For more manly decorating ideas check out our Manly Home Picks board on Pinterest, or these other great boards:


Industrial & Masculine

Man Cave

Also, check out Man Caves on the DIY Network to see lots of home transformations and custom furniture DIYs.

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is the Manager of Social Media Marketing for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw